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Apr 16, 2019

Belize City Woman ‘Scratch & Win’ $5000

A Belize City mother will be spending Easter comfortably. That’s because on Monday night after playing the game Scratch and Win, she came up with the lucky ticket she bought at a store on Euphrates Avenue. Esther Gillett scratched the ticket to win five thousand dollars. She was all smiles when she picked up her winnings today. Duane Moody caught up with her today.


Duane Moody, Reporting

A Belize City woman is five thousand dollars richer today after she won the grand prize in the Scratch and Win game. On Monday night, Esther Gillett bought ten tickets from a store on Euphrates Avenue in Belize City. Her daughter would later confirm that she won five thousand dollars. This morning, she went to cash in on that lucky ticket.  Gillett recounted the moments leading up to the win.


Voice of: Esther Gillett, Winner, Scratch and Win

“We di buy it from it start to sell. Me, my daughter and my son-in-law, we start to buy and scratch. But dah only one dollar, one dollar and until finally.”


Duane Moody

“So talk to us about what happened and when.”


Voice of: Esther Gillett

“Scratch one, five thousand; scratch two, five thousand; scratch half a three, see five…my daughter scratch the rest and that was it. She start to scream.”


Duane Moody

“This happen last night?”


Voice of: Esther Gillett

“Yes last night and I came to collect right away, but the office was closed.”


Since March twenty-second, Belizeans across the country have been able to participate in a chance to win up to five thousand dollars by simply purchasing an instant scratch ticket for only one dollar. The two-dollar tickets can make you win up to fifteen thousand dollars. Alex Gamero says that the company has issued up to one hundred and eighty thousand dollars so far for winning tickets.


Alex Gamero, Rep for Scratch & Win

“We are an instant game company so it is a ticket that you scratch with a coin or a key or scissors or anything you have. And if you find a prize underneath, you win instantly. So you don’t have to wait for any draw. So if you scratch and you see five dollars, you win five dollars and you collect right there at the agent. Or like today, we have someone that scratched and found five thousand dollars and they came to collect here at the office.”


Duane Moody

Now it’s three that you need to match?”


Alex Gamero

Alex Gamero

“Yes, the rule is very simple. If you find three prizes of the same price, then you win that prize. It doesn’t have to be in a straight line or any order. So if you see three five thousand dollars you win five thousand dollars.”


So what’s the ease of winning?


Alex Gamero

“So far, we’ve paid out over a hundred and eighty thousand dollars in twenty-three days. And one in every four ticket wins. So you might win the same dollar you bought the ticket for or the same two dollars you bought the ticket for; you might win that or you might win five grand or fifteen thousand. But the chances of winning are very high.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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